A WOMAN who has fostered more than 85 children is among
Christians recognised in the New Year Honours list (News, 3
Harriet Foges, a member of the congregation of St John the
Baptist, Wonersh, was appointed MBE for services to children and
families. "This is a complete shock," she told the Surrey
Advertiser. "Foster carers have a low profile, but I think
people are more understanding now, and they are treated like fellow
Canon Margaret Nicholson was appointed MBE for services to
education. She was head teacher of St Anthony's C of E School,
Newcastle, before becoming Director of Education of Newcastle
diocese, until her retirement in 2010.
Ivor Hawkins was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) "for
voluntary service to the community in Pontrobert and Dolanog,
Powys". Mr Hawkins is a Reader in the diocese of St Asaph.
The BEM was also awarded to Margaret Stevens, for services to
international students in the UK. Mrs Stevens has been the
voluntary regional organiser for HOST, in Cornwall, since 1990,
when her husband was Rector of a parish containing the Camborne
School of Mines.
Mike Kewley, from the Isle of Man, was awarded the BEM for
service to local government and the community, including service on
the PCC of Rushen. Edward Le Quesne, former chairman of Christian
Aid in Jersey, was appointed MBE for services to charity.
Correction. Rosemary Kempsell, appointed CBE, was
Worldwide President of the Mothers' Union from 2007 to 2012.